The ilflotte bench is named after the French term “il flotte” which means it floats. It creates a duality of effects. Its design places a visual emphasis on the floating top slab while still maintaining the overall box-like form. This is accomplished by having the sidewalls split from the top with thin cuts. Diagonal braces connect the sidewalls to the top, creating the load bearing structure. The diagonal braces progress from small to large on one side and large to small on the other.